Hey, Everybody! I’m trying to get in better practice of using this Blog to give a weekly(ish) “Head’s Up” on the Nuts & Bolts of things going on with our work. This week we got a message from Presbyterian World Mission headquarters informing us that we are well on track with our fundraising goals and […]
A Semi-Weekly Update on Scott and Elmarie’s ministry/work in the Middle East, upcoming trips, etc.
WE’VE GOT OUR VISAS!! After weeks of concern and prayer and visits to the General Security Building, we have official clearance for another year in Lebanon. I am not taking this privilege for granted. The Lebanese government and people have been gracious hosts to me and Elmarie. I also am deeply grateful to our official […]
Ok, so a week ago we were flying out of Pittsburgh–we’ve met with several churches in New Mexico and Texas, and now today were with Trinity Presbyterian in Tucson–a church that has a great history of social action. After a great lunch catered by a local Lebanese restaurant (mmmm, Kabob), Elmarie and I got […]
Hey, everybody! We’re getting started on our four-month tour of the US, and here is our speaking schedule up through Labor Day (our dates through October will follow…) We would love to see you! Revs. Scott and Elmarie Parker, PC(USA) Associates for Ecumenical Partnerships serving in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon will be traveling and speaking […]
Hard to believe we’re already into March. Our life-rhythm is a bit crazy these days: —Elmarie is slowly but surely recovering from her emergency gall bladder surgery —in Feb. we hosted a team from Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church to visit Lebanon and Syria —Elmarie took the team back to Lebanon while I stayed in […]